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Short’s Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is a Double Belgian IPA brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops. The nose is an impressive blend of citrus aromas reminiscent of guava and lemons. It also has subtle Belgian yeast esters. An intense, clean bitterness dominates the flavor profile, with little malt character to compete with. A fruity yeast sweetness is noticeable in the finish, alongside a resounding bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (488) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Nice peppery and bubblegum flavor with bright citrus and pine hop flavors. Moderately sweet. Very good and quite unique.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmkay (51) - - DEC 21, 2014
This is one of Shorts finest brews. The aroma is very pleasant and sweet. Taste of passion fruit and Belgium yeast comes out. Very good good DIPA but may not satisfy big hopheads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber. Small white head. Big aroma of sweet grapefruit. Flavor is a mix of sweet citrus. Big palate. Lots of stickiness. Lots of sweet, but also plenty of the hop bitterness. Very good, but maybe a bit too in your face.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12oz bottle...pours a light orange with a smallish white head. Fantastic aroma of tropical fruit and flowers. The taste is even better with a bittersweet pine coming to the fore. Finished bitter and clean...very refreshing for a big beer. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Really cloudy reddish light brown, whispy white suds a thin layer on top. Very strong graprfruit citrus aroma, deep down some belgian yeast, slightly soapy, more banana and some passion fruit, melon. Soft carbonation, thick and oily mouthfeel, crisp finish. Really great flavors, very evenly blended: strong grapefruit citrus and guava, nutty malt, belgian yeast that’s peppery, lemony, and a bit soapy. One of the best shorts brews I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1161) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a completely hazed amber golden with an off-white head. Yeasty aroma of bubble gum meets some citrusy hop aroma. Similar flavor, with yeastiness leading into citrusy floral hops. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; malty though. A transparent lighter copperish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells hoppy with notes of citrus and Belgian yeast, and some sweetness from the malt in the backbone. Tastes like it smells, but less hoppy and balanced, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A decent BIPA that smells better than it tastes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a fair khaki head that settles to a thin ring and leaves intricate, spotty, soapy lace. Nose is awesome and involves a fuzzy, dusty, spicy yeastiness, sugary stone fruit, tropical notes of pineapple, and cake donuts. Pretty sweet, somewhat tart, quite bitter. Full bodied, oily, bright, fair action, crisp, drying and puckering with bitterness, with a long doughy yeasty finish. A good example of when a Belgian DIPA goes right. Wish I had a whole 6pack, that’s how much I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1046) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a murky orange-golden color with a short white head. Faint belgian bready notes on the nose. Some piney hope as well. Heavier mouthfeel with nice carbination. Subdued flavor’s that approximate the nose. Very well-blended. Fun brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (507) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Shared bottle, poured to shaker. Big nose of citrus mixed with Belgisn yeasts. Belgian candy sugar with bitter, sticky finish.


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